Gold and Silver Days (Performed by George Donaldson and Ryan Kelly)

George:
As I'm sitting in the firelight
And turning back the years
I can hear my mother singing in the morning.

Ryan:
As she scrubbed our shining faces
And then packed us off to school
All too soon those days were over without warning.

Both:
Sing me the songs of our gold and silver days
Days filled with innocence and light
Not a penny to our name
We were happy just the same
In our gold and silver days.

Ryan:
In the parlor on a Friday night
My father took the floor
I can hear us joined together in the chorus

Both:
Singing "Just A Song At Twilight"
Or "The Moon Behind The Hill"
Now those voices all are silent, gone before us

Sing me the songs of our gold and silver days
Days filled with innocence and light
Not a penny to our name
We were happy just the same
In our gold and silver days.

George:
Then we'd gather at the daisy field
On Sunday after mass
I can hear the songs, the stories, and the laughter

Ryan:
Through the years we all were scattered
But the friends we made back then
Were the friends we could rely on ever after

Both:
So, sing me the songs of our gold and silver days
Days filled with innocence and light
Not a penny to our name
We were happy just the same
In those gold and silver days.

Gold and Silver Days DVD

Wished this was sung in their Heritage show-LIVE-beautiful duet by these two and the comradery is very evident in their gestures with each other-Good Buddies! I know it's not an Irish tune but some of those repeated songs weren't either. LOL Maybe another time.? Eydie

Gold and Silver Days

Gold and Silver Days may no be a "traditional" Irish song, but it is Irish none-the-less. It was written by Phil Coulter and is quite obviously his recollections of growing up in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Gold and Silver Days

Thank you for the info' Didn't know it was written by Phil-a true Irishman. LOVE it!! Takes me to memories of my family-road trips-singing! I'm sure Canadians, USA-ers, Australians,UK-ers (and world wide) memories of families being together are so important and they can relate to this song. Somewhere in our lives our roots keep coming back to where they began. LOL to Celtic Thunder!! Eydie

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